Greece refugee crisis

Save the Children Opens School for Refugees on Leros

A new educational facility called “LEDU” was opened on the island of Leros on Thursday, aiming to help around 170 refugee children integrate smoothly in Greek schools and continue their education. The school, located in the area of Lepida, will...

Winter Weather Conditions Curb Refugees From Crossing the Aegean

The extremely bad weather conditions prevailing in Greece in the last days prevented refugees from attempting to cross the Aegean. No arrivals were recorded on the northern Aegean islands in the last 48 hours. Police said that the number of refugees...

Irish Minister and Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald Visit Athens' Refugee Centers Displaying 'Active Form of Solidarity'

On Tuesday, Frances Fitzgerald, the Irish Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality visited the refugee reception centers in the Athens district of Elaionas and in the Skaramangas district of Piraeus, accompanied by the Irish ambassador to Greece. During her...

A Hotel on Evia Provides Accommodations, Education and a Glimpse of Normalcy for Refugees [video]

To date there are over 60,000 migrants stranded in Greece as bordering EU countries have closed their borders and in efforts to help provide shelter for asylum seekers, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has initiated a program in which...

German Foreign Min Says Lausanne Treaty Is Unwavering

The Greek newspaper Kathimerini has published an interview with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier where the foreign envoy told them that the terms of the Treaty of Lausanne, which determine the modern-day borders of Greece and Turkey, are set...

Golden Dawn Holds Rallies Near Refugee Hotspots on Aegean Islands

On Tuesday Ilias Kasidiaris, a senior member of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party conveyed the party's xenophobic rhetoric regarding refugees. The speech took place at a rally on the Greek Aegean island of Chios, where there are currently 2,686...

First Day of School For 30 Refugee Children in Rafina

The government initiative to integrate refugee children into Greece's public school started at the beginning of the year's school season has been met with some protests from parents but overall has been successful and the children have been welcomed...

Ireland's Child and Family Agency 'Túsla' in Greece to Identify Eligible Refugee Children for Resettlement

Representatives from Ireland's Child and Family Agency, Túsla, are currently in Greece in efforts to help identify 20 refugee children in Greece who are eligible for resettlement in Ireland, Children's Minister, Dr. Katherine Zappone stated. The representatives will be in Greece...

Helping Refugee Children on Lesvos: The Smile of the Child Launches Campaign for ‘The House of Canada and the Americas’

In efforts help refugee children who are currently stuck living in migrant reception centers in Greece, NPO The Smile of the Child, which helps children in need and at risk in Greece, has been overwhelmed trying to help these...

Leros: Child Refugee Hit by Car Sustains Serious Injuries, Air Transferred to Hospital

A refugee boy, aged about six, suffered a serious head injury when he was hit by a passing car along with another underage refugee in a rural road in Leros on Tuesday evening. According to the local police, the exact...